This talk was prepared as a note to my future self when working on future projects. I reflect on the tasks commonly involved in crafting visualizations, point out the common things to expect, pitfalls and provide recommendations. Along the way I include examples of 3 different applications of information/data visualization and details on how each project was started and developed. These slides were from my guest lecture in InfoVis class at (1) InfoVis class at UC Berkeley iSchool on Feb 27, 2017. Thank you Prof. Marti Hearst for the invitation. (2) DataVis class at GATech on Apr 5, 2017. Thank you Prof. Rahul C. Basole for the invitation.